Geodesy, Coordinate, and Surveying Calculations for GIS Professionals
Prereq: Graduate student or advanced undergraduate, Fall, every year
No required text, readings from articles and reserve materials
Where exactly are we? How do we define and refine geographic locations on a lumpy, spinning, unstable planet? On course completion students will understand concepts and practices that are at the very foundation of GIS: geodesy and geographic projections. They will have a working knowledge of geodetic datums and datum evolution, be able to make common geodetic and coordinate geometry calculations, and solve common problems that arise during datum and coordinate system conversions while engaged in the practice of GIS.